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Hi I'm Shanna

I grew up California. I've been called to be a missionary for the Church in Bolivia. I love my life and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm nineteen years old, and I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my entire life. I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but I'm originally from Southern California. I swam and played water polo in high school, and I was a lifeguard and swim instructor for three years. My favorite things include playing with five siblings and being active and outdoors. I'm excited to serve the people of Bolivia!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS Church for my entire life, and have loved the gospel for as long as I can remember. However, I didn't always know for a surety that the Church was true. My mother explained to me that it wasn't enough to rely on the testimonies of others, and that if I wanted a confirmation, I needed to ask the Lord myself. One afternoon when I was all alone, I knelt down and asked Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. Even as a young girl, I received an unmistakeable confirmation. Since then my testimony has continued to grow as I have strived to learn more and come closer to my Heavenly Father. Little by little, and as I inquired, the Lord has blessed me with the guidance of the Spirit and deeper understanding. I know that he loves each and every one of us, and that through his son, Jesus Christ, he has provided a way that we may return to live with Him.

How I live my faith

The best way to prove our devotion to Heavenly Father is to be obedient. Although we may not always understand, Heavenly Father wants us to be happy in this life and the next, and He knows exactly how what we need. I am not perfect and am constantly making mistakes, but I have learned that as I strive to be obedient in every day life and do the simple things, like reading my scriptures every day, I'm blessed with the Spirit and a greater capacity to learn and resist temptation. I often fall short, but the Lord recognizes my efforts, and I can feel His love for both me and those around me.